CCPREP Summer STEM Camp Marking 20th Anniversary and Now Taking Applications

Thu Mar 7, 2019

The annual summer program at Del Mar College is the local site of the Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program.

The program targets high ability middle school through high school students interested in pursuing careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. CCPREP is challenging and rigorous, including classroom study, homework and group projects. Youth are also exposed to engineers and scientists during lectures and field trips while benefitting from a “hands-on” college experience.

Engaging activities campers can expect are the robotic competition among first-year students, an architectural project with the American Institute of Architects for second-year students and a project that involves preparing business proposals for third-year students.

Organizers note that because they’ll observe 20 years of offering CCPREP in the Coastal Bend, they will have some activities that play on the anniversary theme.

TexPREP has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency to the extent that local school districts may grant one credit on the high school transcript of CCPREP graduates for each summer program component they successfully complete. CCPREP organizers strongly urge females and students from minority groups who have been traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering to apply for participation.

View highlights and interviews from the CCPREP competition and media day in July 2018 below: